Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Then, Now and Yet To Be (September 2012)

On Monday the 9th of September, we had a lovely Guild session where members brought in examples of their work under the heading of 'Then, Now and Yet To Be'. It was great to see such a variety of styles of embroidery that people are creating, and how their work has changed over time.

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Pam talking about at tablecloth she stitched as a teenager.

Louise brought in lots of wonderful work created by the Young Embroiderers, who meet monthly in Bromsgrove. They had produced lots of lovely things, including redwork rabbits, bags, suffolk puff spiders, and these lovely fairy shoes:
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Bernadette shared this beautiful tapestry that she stitched for her office, which features elements of Islamic inspired design:
Moorish Tapestry

Angela has been using her graphic design skills in her embroidery, and has made these machine embroidered scooters based on a holiday sketch:
Angela's Scooters

It was Lizzie's first session, and she very kindly brought a cross stitch Winnie The Pooh blanket which she had sewn for her son. There were lots of lovely panels, so here's one of the bear himself:
Lizzie's Blanket

Marilyn has been working on this intricate blackwork sampler (in blue), and just has a deer and another element to stitch for the top right, then it'll be finished:
Marilyn's Blackwork

Janet has studied felting previously, and brought this lovely seashell to share. It is really rather large! She hopes to work into it with embroidery stitches:
Janet's Seashell

Pam brought this tablecloth which she stitched as a teenager. We were very taken with her choice of lovely bright colours, and how vivid the threads have stayed over the years:
Pam's tablecloth

We had lots of lovely work shared, for more pictures see the slideshow here:

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